Youth arrested for desecration of tombs on Mt. of Olives

July 7, 2011 18:29


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Police arrested three Arab youth from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of A Tur on Thursday who are suspected of destroying at least 20 tombstones over the past few months. The tombs were destroyed in the American section of the Mount of Olives Cemetery, an ancient Jewish cemetery that looks over the Temple Mount. A fourth youth will be arrested on Friday.

Police said one of the four had been arrested for a similar offense in 2010. The teenagers, all between the ages of 15 and 16, will be brought before the courts to extend their detention on Thursday and Friday.

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